CLAIRE Quinlivan and her family lived in Mt Claremont and Nedlands before moving to Dalkeith 11 years ago.
“We like the open space and there are plenty of parks for picnics and good playgrounds for kids,” she said.
“It is lovely having the river on our doorstep; our boys played soccer and hockey on the Nedlands foreshore and we like to walk along the river with the dog.
“You can watch the yachts and sometimes we see dolphins; we also occasionally see fireworks across the river at Mosman Park.”
The family’s three-bedroom home was built after WWII by Charlie Hugall of Hugall and Hoile.
“He lived here with his first and second wife and the home has been slightly renovated and added to over the years,” Mrs Quinlivan said.
“Other than landscaping the backyard and adding an edible garden last year, we haven’t done any extra work on the home. However, now that our three boys are older, we may consider extending in the future to give us more room.”
Their home is on a quarter-acre block, with beautiful river views.
“We have Bishop Road Reserve nearby and the tourist buses regularly stop there to admire the view,” Mrs Quinlivan said.
“Our street is an interesting promenade and we see plenty of walkers, runners and cyclists. We see vintage cars go by and often weddings at the reserve.”
Mrs Quinlivan said their neighbourhood was very friendly and its proximity to shops, small businesses and the beach was very appealing. n